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Healthy Eating & Superfoods

Superfoods

Superfoods are everyday foods that have naturally high levels of important nutrients that are particularly beneficial to your health. For example, superfoods may include high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants or omega-3 oils, while also being low in fat.

There is no definitive list of superfoods, and no checklist of essential nutrients. Superfoods are simply a wide range of foods, from salmon to red berries to spinach to flaxseeds, that everyone could benefit from eating more of.

What can superfoods do for you?

Everything and anything! Because superfoods include such a wide selection of nutrients it would be impossible to list the benefits of every single one. But here are just a few examples of what they can do...

  • Boost your immune system
  • Combat the damaging effects of free radicals caused by pollution and smoke
  • Up your intake of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Contribute to keeping your body fit and healthy

What indicates a lack of superfoods?

  • Lack of energy
  • Dull, greasy hair and complexion
  • Weak immune system
  • Disrupted sleeping patterns

Who particularly needs superfoods?

Everyone! We all need superfoods because we all need to eat foods that will benefit our bodies. A balanced diet is no longer just about protein, carbs, fats and fibre; it is now also about eating positively and helping ourselves to stay healthy.

Foods rich in super-ness!

Food Serving size Cals High in...
Whole grains (eg. Wholemeal bread) 2 slices 155 Iron, magnesium, vitamins B and E
Salmon 100g 215 Omega-3 fats, zinc, selenium
Red Berries (e.g. Blackberries) 80g 20 Antioxidants, anthocyanins, Vitamin C
Turkey 70g 116 Protein, zinc, vitamin B
Peppers 160g 51 Vitamin C, phytonutrients
Spinach 90g 17 Iron, calcium, beta-carotene
Mango 150g 86 Vitamin C, phytonutrients
Oranges 160g 59 Folic acid, vitamin C

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